Lucuma Matcha Latte

I want to share my current warm-tonic-matcha-addiction with you. This Lucama Matcha Latter is so frothy, creamy and delicious. 

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There is something so delicious about Matcha, combined with lucama, collagen and a good source of fat that helps give me sustainable energy, optimal brain function, and focus. So much so, it'll make you not miss coffee.

You'll love that lucuma powder delivers plenty of health benefits when added to your favorite food or beverage, and has a slightly sweet taste to it. In addition to satisfying your sweet tooth, lucuma is gluten-free and a source of antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals necessary for bodily functions and of benefit to the immune system.

lucama matcha latte

LUCUMA MATCHA LATTE

Makes 1 serving

What You'll Need

1 tsp Matcha (high-quality, I used Tea Bar brand)
1 tbsp Lucuma Powder (I used MRM brand*)
1 scoop vanilla collagen peptides (I used Vital Proteins brand)
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1 cup warm cashew milk
1/2 cup hot water (not boiling)
1/4 tsp Ashwagandha (I used SunPotions brand)
1 tbsp Honey or 2-3 drops Stevia
1 pinch of sea salt

* Use promo code 'valerie' on MRM for 40% off your order.

What You'll Need To Know

1. Add the Matcha powder and hot water to a high-speed blender. Secure the top of your blender and blend for 30 sec.

2. Then add the Lucuma, collagen, coconut oil and ashwagandha, sweetner, sea salt and blend again.

3. In a small pot warm up the cashew milk and then add it to the blender as well. If you are using a VitaMix, skip this step and blend for 3 minutes until warm.

4. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

What's your favorite way to enjoy matcha?

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Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon Tonic Magic Potion

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If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, there must be truth to the belief that apple cider vinegar is a bit of a magic AF potion. So, if there are superfoods, are there superfluids? ;-) Apple cider vinegar unquestionably makes a convincing case. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurizedACV (apple cider vinegar) is one of the oldest and most useful remedies on Earth. There are so many amazing health benefits from consuming it daily, from helping with diabetes andlowering cholesterol to promoting a healthy gut and clear skin. ACV is definitely one thing I include in my daily diet.

Just two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar along with 30g of cheese before bedtime can contribute to a 4 to 6% decrease in fasting blood sugar levels, according to a 2007 study conducted by Arizona State University. And, according to nutritionist Lisa Guy, apple cider vinegar taken before each meal improves digestion and is helpful to people who have stomach problems such as reflux, indigestion and bloating.

Just keep in mind that you should never drink ACV straight-up as it can burn your esophagus. Instead, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. Here's a AVC drink I'm loving and drink daily!

Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon
Super Elixir: Apple Cider Vinegar Cinnamon

What You'll Need

16 oz water
2 tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the 'mother')
3-4 drops stevia
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ice cubes

What You'll Need To Know

Add ingredients and mix in a shaker cup and pour over ice in a weck jar or tall glass. Drink and enjoy!